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Creating delicious holiday meals and entertaining doesn’t have to break the bank. I stop by Big Lots first to pick up some of the ingredients and get good value for my money to make mouthwatering meals for my family and guests during the holidays.(more…)
This Candy Cane Biscotti recipe is inspired by my daughter who LOVES to dip candy canes into a lemon drizzled with honey (great for a sore throat btw), she also loves biscotti, so this one is for her. (more…)
Dip your cookie cutter in flour and cut out your shapes. Use a thin metal spatula ( dusted with flour) to lift the cookies off the counter and place them onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. If you are not decorating your cookies with frosting you can sprinkle them with white or colored sugar before you bake them
Bake the cookies for 10-12 (depending on the size of your cookies) until they are just very slightly brown around the edges. Let them cool to room temperature before you frost them.
You can re-roll the scraps of the cookie dough that are left over after cutting out your cookies. Just gather the scraps, form them into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for a half hour before rolling)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 ½ tablespoons pasteurized egg whites
You can find pasteurized egg whites in the dairy section of your grocery store
Mix Powdered sugar and egg whites together. Add more egg white to make a runnier consistency, add powdered sugar to make a thicker consistency. Add food coloring one drop at a time until you reach the desired color.
Using a disposable pastry bag (cut a tiny bit off of the tip to make a small hole) pipe an outline with royal icing. Thin the icing slightly with a drop or two of egg white. Use this to fill in the outlined area.
Raw cookie dough in nearly irresistible. Many people (mostly teen aged girls) buy pre-made cookie dough just to eat it raw. But that’s a bad idea. Salmonella we all know about, but recently the CDC has reported that a pathogen in raw flour may make you sick as well. So don’t eat raw cookie dough, instead eat this egg-less, flour-less delicious snack.
Oatmeal cookie dough bites
4 ounces of softened fat free cream cheese
2 teaspoons of honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup quick cooking oats
optional mix ins
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 dried cranberries
Mix it all together (the more stuff you add in the more cream cheese you have to add to make the mix mixable) roll into balls about 3/4 of an inch in diameter. Roll in cinnamon sugar, shredded coconut or sweetened cocoa powder. Store in the refrigerator for about a week.